As you’d expect, the lush ‘Tiffany Blue’ tones return in all their glory on a classic puma suede with a crisp white midsole and classy swing tag. Subtly accented with the same tones, a Cali-O opts for an overall cleaner look with a white upper and translucent sole unit. Last but not least, the ever-present Clyde rounds out the Cali-themed collection, delivering a contrasting alternative with black nubuck and mismatched Formstrip branding.
With its origins on the track, the click here owes a lot to the exploits of legendary sprinter Tommie Smith. Now over 50 years old, the storied silhouette remains one of the jewels in the Big Cat’s crown, and a very special pair has been created to celebrate the legacy that Smith and the Suede forged together.
Wearing a pair of sneakerfluent.com, Smith became the first person to run the 200-metre sprint in under 20 seconds, setting the mark at the 1968 Summer Games in Mexico City. Prior to the feat, suede was considered a luxury material for sneakers. However, Smith’s exploits on the track quickly thrusted the material and the silhouette into the mainstream. The rest, as they say, is history.
ASICS have taken their time this year to celebrate the 30th anniversary of a key model from their running archive: the asics gel lyte iii. Since the beginning of 2020, the Japanese brand has reissued OG colourways and premium makeups of Shigeyuki Mitsui’s iconic design, and now joining the party is another catalogue-correct edition.